NURSING: We’re located in the Instructional Center (INS) in Health Sciences
Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 281 | Fax: (989) 275-6715
Anne Essmaker, Academic Advisor for students with last names L-Z
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416
Shawn Ott, Academic Advisor for students with last names A-K
(989) 275-5000, ext. 426
HEALTH SCIENCES OFFICE HOURS
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Closed Friday
NEW – Significant changes to Kirtland’s Nursing program will be coming beginning in the Fall 2014 semester.
>> Find out about these changes
Kirtland offers LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and RN (Registered Nurse) degrees. We also now offer an RN to BSN degree. Get your Nursing degree at Kirtland Community College.
Kirtland is now offering an RN to BSN program on the Kirtland Community College campus through a partnership with Saginaw Valley State University.
A partnership between Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) will bring advanced career opportunities for nurses in northern Michigan. SVSU announced this month they will offer the RN-BSN nursing degree as a hybrid program through Kirtland beginning Fall 2013.
Through SVSU’s RN-BSN program, nurses will be able to pursue a BSN degree in courses offered one day a week, either on Kirtland’s Roscommon campus or in a hybrid format. [ Read more... ]
Nursing Degree Program Information and Documents
- Nursing Program Admissions Overview 2013
- Nursing Student Handbook
- Nursing LEVEL I Program Sheet 2012-13
- Nursing LEVEL I Program Sheet 2013-14
- Nursing LEVEL II Program Sheet 2012-13
- Nursing LEVEL II Program Sheet 2013-14
- Required Program Performance Standards for Admission and Progression
- Immunizations for Health Science
- Tips for locating immunization records
- Nursing Program Outcome Measures (NLNAC)
Nursing Level I (licensed practical nursing) & Level II (registered nursing) are taught at the central campus near Roscommon. Nursing Level I is also taught at the M-TEC site in Gaylord.
Students, please note that all correspondence from the Health Sciences Office will be through your KMail. Please check your KMail for future information.
Important note regarding the part-time program: Effective immediately both the part-time Level I and part-time Level II nursing programs are being phased out. Students who applied for the part-time nursing program this past year will be admitted (according to ranking) and will begin classes in the Winter 2013 semester. These students will be the last cohort of part-time students. At this time, Kirtland will no longer accept applications for the part-time nursing program.
You will be employable in almost any community you choose to live in throughout your lifetime with a nursing degree from one of the best nursing colleges in Michigan. A variety of jobs within the nursing profession will be yours for the taking when you complete Kirtland Community College’s nursing degree program.
Kirtland’s Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse programs offer courses at Kirtland’s main campus near Roscommon; supervised hands-on patient care in area health care facilities; and a Practical Nursing outreach program at the M-TEC site in Gaylord.
Kirtland’s practical nursing program is the foundation for the entire nursing curriculum program, which is based on the ladder concept. You may choose to exit the program after you complete Practical Nursing Level I curriculum and receive a practical nursing certificate or complete the Registered Nursing Level II curriculum for your associate degree.
One of Michigan’s top rated nursing degree programs, the nursing program at Kirtland will prepare you to pass Michigan’s state exam and become certified as either a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse.
Kirtland also allows transfer opportunities from other practical nursing programs. You may begin as an LPN (Level I), and return to Kirtland to obtain your associate’s degree to become an RN (Level II). Nursing Level I & II are taught at the central campus in Roscommon. Nursing Level I is also taught at the M-TEC site in Gaylord.
Kirtland’s nursing degree program includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice (actual patient care) in health care facilities around the region, so you’ll have a first-hand look and experience in the field.
Kirtland has everything you need to achieve upward mobility as your career goals evolve.
Beyond the impressive lineup of available courses, impressive instructors and excellent hands-on opportunities lies the real beauty of the program: its flexibility.
The Health Sciences certificate and degree programs at Kirtland are designed to provide upward mobility because your educational goals may change over time. You may start out as a Licensed Practical Nurse and return to Kirtland to earn an associate’s degree and become a Registered Nurse.
Each one of the programs offers the potential for a good income, benefits, job mobility, leadership opportunities, flexible work schedules and the opportunity to help people in a time of need.
2013-14 Program Costs
Nursing Level I, Prerequisites
Out of District
|Tuition and Fees||2,200||2,850|
Nursing Level I, CC
Out of District
|Tuition and Fees||6,750||8,550|
Nursing Level II, Prerequisites
Out of District
|Tuition and Fees||3,650||4,700|
Nursing Level II, AAS
Out of District
|Tuition and Fees||5,600||7,200|
Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:
Associate in Applied Science degrees
- Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
- Nursing – Level II (Roscommon)
- Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
- Practical Nursing – Level I (Roscommon and Gaylord)
- Surgical Technology
(West Branch site)
- Vascular Sonography (online)
- Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
- Phlebotomy Technician Course (Roscommon)
- Davenport University
- Ferris State University
- Franklin University
- Mid Michigan Community College
The nursing curriculum at Kirtland is based on the ladder concept in nursing education. It offers students alternative educational tracks, according to their career goals. The practical nursing program serves as the foundation for the associate degree in nursing program. A student may elect to exit from the program after successful completion of the first year (Level I) curriculum and be awarded a practical nursing certificate, or complete both the first and second year (Level II) curriculums and be awarded an associate in applied science degree.
Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.
Some of the jobs related to our Health Sciences programs:
(click on the links for detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)
- Cardiac Sonographers
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurses
- Surgical Technologists
Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.